We love a good family film to settle down to on a weekend and Capture the Flag came at the perfect time for a family film afternoon with the grandparents! Capture the flag is an entertaining adventure that takes you on an exciting journey into space, with a boy, his father and grandfather who come together to protect the legacy of the original moon landing.
Finding a film that we can watch with Monkey and Mouse (8 and 6 years old) and Granny and Grampsy (in their 60s) and that they will all enjoy is sometimes difficult; with different interests and the age difference they don’t always like the same thing. Capture the Flag actually fits the bill – Grampsy loves Space (as do the kids) and with reimagined animated scenes of the famed Apollo 11 mission, this film really does offer fun for all ages – it is a great take on NASA and space exploration.
Space travel runs in Mike Goldwing’s family: both his father and grandfather were astronauts. But the plucky 12-year-old’s estranged grandfather, Frank, has lived a life isolated from his family after missing out on the chance to make history as a member of the Apollo 11 crew.
However, when Mike discovers that an eccentric billionaire plans to fly to the moon, claim its vast, valuable mineral resources, and destroy the American flag planted by the Apollo 11 astronauts, the countdown to a spectacular adventure begins! Mike, teamed with his grandfather, best friends Amy and Marty, and a clever chameleon, blasts off on an incredible moon-bound mission, determined to thwart the billionaire’s evil plan!
I loved it because it is good clean, safe fun – it is well written and is lovely to look at! It is nice to have a film on the shelf that can be watched over and over and it maintains the fun, the excitement and the adventure. I am a little worried we will wear out the disc! The Digital download is already available as it was released on 23rd May, if like me you would prefer the Blu-Ray or DVD you can get it on 30th May!